November 9, 2023

11:00 a.m.
Registration and Light Lunch
Lunch provided
11:50 a.m.
Opening Remarks
David J. Berteau
President & CEO, PSC
Paul Foldi
Vice President, International Development Affairs, PSC
12:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker
Dennis Vega
Chief of Staff, USAID
12:30 p.m.
Ukraine Update
Mark Simakovsky
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia, USAID
1:00 p.m.
Impact of Climate Change on Development
Kathryn Stratos
Director, Center for Climate Position Development, USAID
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Patrick Francis
Environment and Social Performance (ESP) Practice Lead and Senior Director, MCC
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Sue Chodakewitz
Chief Growth Strategy Officer, The Cadmus Group (moderator)
1:45 p.m.
Networking Break
2:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker
Richard Verma
Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, U.S. Department of State
2:45 p.m.
Role of AI in Diplomacy/Development/Contracting
Mohamed Abdel-Kader
Chief Innovation Officer, USAID
Sukhvinder Singh
Chief Technology Officer, USAID
Robbins (1)
Eric Stein
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Administration, U.S. Department of State
Bush (1)
Dr. Matthew Graviss
Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence Officer, U.S Department of State
Alexis Bonnell
Chief Information Officer and Director of the Digital Capabilities Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (moderator)
3:45 p.m.
Networking Break
4:00 p.m.
Fireside Chat
Dean Karlan
Chief Economist, USAID
David Snelbecker
David Snelbecker
4:45 p.m.
Private Sector Engagement Panel
Michael Metzler
Executive Director of Private Sector Engagement, USAID
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David Brown
Director of the Technical Support Office for the E&E Bureau, USAID
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Roger Libby
Vice President & Head of Corporate Public Affairs in the Americas, DHL
Sarah Thorn
Senior Director, Global Government Affairs, Walmart
Eduardo Tugendhat
Partner, Inclusive Growth and Nature, Palladium (moderator)
5:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Sue C
Sue Chodakewitz
Chief Growth Strategy Officer, The Cadmus Group
5:30 p.m.
Wrap Up & Adjourn
5:30 p.m.
Networking Reception

Now that you've enjoyed hearing all the great content from our guest speakers, enjoy an hour of networking with fellow participants.

"This conference brings the implementing partner community, government and Capitol Hill officials together to discuss the most relevant development and diplomacy topics of the day. It provides an outstanding venue to network with colleagues, partners, and government officials."

- Mark F. Johnson, Senior Vice President, Global Development Services, Tetra Tech
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Why should I attend PSC's Development Conference?

PSC’s International Development work is an ever-changing landscape of mission priorities and difficult program delivery. The 11th Annual Development Conference will explore the factors shaping the evolution of international capacity building, related shared government and international development company (IDC) objects, and the roles and contributions of IDCs supporting U.S. government agencies’ critical missions. This is a great opportunity for companies large and small within the development space to learn and network.


Networking at its finest

While our agenda is jam packed with great content and speakers, PSC's Development Conference also builds in plenty of time to networking with fellow attendees through our meals, many coffee breaks, and networking reception.